Volunteers rally to Operation Christmas Child

DOVER — On the outside, they may just look like ordinary shoeboxes adorned with decorations. However, it’s what is packed on the inside that brings joy — and hope — to underprivileged children across the globe at Christmas time. Calvary Church, at 1141 E. Lebanon Road in Dover, was buzzing with activity on Tuesday night […]

South State Street in Dover reopens

DOVER — Everything appeared to be back to normal on Monday for a stretch of South State Street in downtown Dover that had been barricaded and closed for about four weeks after a partial building collapse in the area. Barriers that had been in place since Oct. 20 until last Friday were removed from the […]

Emmanuel focused on helping homeless

DOVER — Anybody could easily glance at Ennio Emmanuel’s personal schedule and assume he already has too much on his plate as an insurance agent, owner of a coffee shop in Milford and as an award-winning Latin singer. However, none of those other jobs and responsibilities have proven to be more exciting to Mr. Emmanuel […]

Salvation Army kicks off Red Kettle Campaign

DOVER — Shoppers around Delaware will start to hear that familiar ringing of the bells while entering stores this weekend, as The Salvation Army begins its traditional Red Kettle Campaign for this holiday season. The red kettle often evokes romantic images of people meandering into department stores to shop for Christmas presents, or entering grocery […]

Rare bird: C-5 lands in New Castle as part of joint exercise

NEW CASTLE — The joint exercise that took place on Thursday afternoon between airmen from Dover Air Force Base and the Delaware National Guard wasn’t about the rare 12-minute flight from the state capital to New Castle Regional Airport that took place at the end of the day. Rather, it was a preparation exercise that […]

Code Purple aids the homeless during bitter cold

DOVER — The brief sneak peek of snow falling in the city of Dover on Tuesday afternoon might have been exciting for some people. But for the homeless population it signaled freezing and life-threatening conditions had arrived. Sanctuaries for Code Purple Kent County usually open their doors to the homeless when the temperature plummets to […]

‘Silent partners’: Veterans’ families also saluted on Veterans Day

DOVER — With a crowd of service members from past and present filling the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base in honor of Veterans Day on Monday, Col. Joel Safranek, commander of the 436th Airlift Wing, decided to deliver his keynote speech “off the cuff.” The Milford Community Band provided the patriotic […]

Veteran resolve: Military goes from war to career for Smyrna’s Richardson

DOVER — It was an autumn day in November of 1950 when William Richardson’s life changed forever. That was when he discovered that Selective Service had made him one of more than 1.5 million men who were drafted into the Korean War, which lasted from June 1950 until the armistice agreement in 1953. Many might […]

City OKs waiver for properties near DAFB to get drinking water

DOVER — The City of Dover is poised to waive an annexation requirement for several properties near Dover Air Force Base to ensure that residents can have safe drinking water. The properties northwest of the base are experiencing water problems due to the use of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) for firefighting procedures on base. […]

Falling back: Early nights, darker commutes on way as Daylight Saving Time ends

DOVER — Many people don’t like the idea of trading an extra hour’s sleep for one less hour of sunlight as Daylight Saving Time ends — and clocks make their traditional fall back one hour — as they did at 2 a.m. this morning. They say it messes up their routines, their commutes — and […]

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